Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Echeveria colorata
Echeveria colorata is a great addition to rock gardens or hanging baskets. As it grows, it spreads out in clumps. Although it averages 8 inches (20 cm ) in diameter, mature rosettes can grow as large as 16 inches (40 cm).
Echeveria colorata has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
Echeveria colorata is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).
How to Propagate Echeveria colorata
Echeveria colorata can be propagated from stem cuttings, leaves, and offsets.
To grow Echeveria colorata from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.
To propagate Echeveria colorata from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.
Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.
Echeveria colorata will produce offsets, sprouting up around the base of the plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting.